Oscar J. Martínez and Sarah E. John
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Born April 26, 1923 in San Marcos, Texas; joined the Army at the age of 19; has worked with the VA, Operation SER (Service Employment REdevelopment); resident of San Antonio, Texas. Mexican American Congressional Medal of Honor recipient honored by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in El Paso.
Summary of Interview
Thoughts on the Bicentennial; his work with SER, biographical information; educational experiences; discrimination; experiences in the military; events that led to his receiving the Medal of Honor; World War II as a turning point for Mexican Americans.
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
Length of Transcript
Interview with Cleto L. Rodríquez by Oscar J. Martínez and Sarah E. John, 1976, "Interview no. 290.3," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.